The spiritual successor to the Volkswagen Passat CC was teased in the design sketch just a few days back. The new premium sedan is called the Arteon, and has been caught testing in Spain. The car is expected to make its debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Despite the heavy disguise on the test mule, the car seems to wear the shape and design of the Sport Coupe GTE Concept showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor show. It is speculated that the new Arteon will have a new design language that will be seen on future Volkswagen models.
The Arteon is expected to be a hot stepper in the Volkswagen line-up and will be positioned above the Passat. The car will be a proper four-door fastback with frameless windows and is going to feature a top hinged tailgate as seen on the Skoda Octavia.
The test mule revealed no details of the headlamps or tail lamp design whatsoever, but the windscreen seemed to be highly raked with a coupe-like roofline and a notchback silhouette. The car was riding on gloss finished, multi spoke alloy wheels which are well suited the four-door coupe.
Volkswagen has confirmed that the Arteon will make use of the MQB platform with a longer wheelbase for extra leg room inside the cabin. It will come with all the features and safety tools the German manufacturer has to offer.
The car is expected to be powered by the 2.0-liter turbo petrol or diesel units. After which we could expect the hybrid unit from the Passat GTE to make its way. And it won’t be surprising if Volkswagen made an all-electric Arteon as a part of their plan of 30 electric car line-up by 2025.
Following the global premiere in March 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Arteon will go on sale on sale later in the year. Indian introduction of the Volkswagen Arteon is unlikely.